Human Resources Generalist @ New French Bakery

New French Bakery, A Division of Rise Baking Company, is seeking a Human Resources Generalist.

This role performs human resource related duties in the following functional areas: benefits and leave of absence administration, employee relations, workers’ compensation, training and development, policy implementation, employment law compliance, and staffing/recruiting.

Essential Functions

  • Administer various human resource plans and procedures for plant personnel; assist in the development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures

  • Respond to employee relations issues, and escalate to HR Manager as needed; assist in guiding and coaching managers during the employee disciplinary process

  • Monitor employee eligibility for benefit plans; review benefits with employees; process benefits enrollment, cancellation, or changes; manage open enrollment communication and election process; verify benefit billing accuracy and processes for payment

  • Manage leave of absence process and return to work of FMLA, STD, and LTD claims and workers’ compensation including necessary communication with the employee and management team

  • Provide assistance with workers’ compensation process including entering claims, following up with employees, requesting and reviewing medical documentation as needed

  • Coordinate/conduct new hire orientation

  • Administer data entry in Alchemy, lead compliance training, and develop reports as needed

  • Assist in creating and facilitating training and development opportunities for workforce

  • Coordinate and maintain employee recognition program

  • Conduct stay and exit interviews to drive improvements within the organization

  • Maintain compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations including unemployment claims and EEO-1 reporting

  • Maintain human resource information system records through entering new hires, status changes, and terminations; compile employee reports as needed; maintain employee filing system

  • Provide assistance as needed for recruitment and onboarding activities

  • Comply with all food safety requirements, training, policies, and procedures

  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned

Qualifications (Education/Experience)

  • Bachelor's degree in human resources or related field or equivalent education, training, and experience

  • 2-4 years of experience in a human resource role

  • CP/PHR certification preferred or ability to obtain certification within 12 months

  • Experience with a fast-growing manufacturing company preferred

  • Knowledge of federal and state regulations pertaining to employment

  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office skills; experience with HRIS, preferably ADP

  • Strong communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the Company

  • Ability to appropriately handle sensitive and confidential information

  • Ability to work closely with other departments to advise and resolve issues as needed

  • Detail oriented with the ability to multi-task, manage changing priorities, and work well under pressure

  • Cultural competency; experience/ability to work and interact effectively with a diverse, multicultural audience

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including various shifts as needed

Equal Opportunity Employer

Questions? Contact:

Mona Gerike HR Director

952-465-7186 828 Kasota Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

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